I find I don't like Creative mode very much. I DO, however, love messing around in Survival, but on "Peaceful" difficulty. I delve into "Easy" or "Normal" difficulty now and then in various worlds. And I keep trying to enjoy battles and being scared by creepers or skellies, I really do. However, mostly, like you, sdreamer2000, I am playing MC to relax and enjoy myself. (I DID start playing because my young grandson did, but I think, so far, he has not left Creative mode. We'll see at Thanksgiving, where he's at, I guess)
I like to try out different mods and resource packs. I enjoy the changes in the look of things and the scenery. It is a game, and I consider it a form of entertainment. I am not making any judgment calls about anyone else's preferences for how they play! I think it's terrific that a game accommodates a wide range of notions of what a game is!